Davis's Comprehensive Handbook of Laboratory and Diagnostic by Anne M. Van Leeuwen

By Anne M. Van Leeuwen

This sensible instruction manual might be utilized by nursing scholars in scientific classes and via nurses in medical settings as a short reference. It courses the nurse in making plans what has to be assessed, monitored, taken care of, and taught at each level of care, together with pre-test requisites, intra-test methods, and posttest care. This up-to-date variation will also be worthwhile to all different healthcare pros who want to know what nurses will do with their sufferers present process laboratory or diagnostic checking out. All checks and methods are indexed in alphabetical order via their entire identify for ease of position, plus the great, built-in index permits quickly searches by way of abbreviation, synonym, illness country or situation, organ process, specimen variety, or try out class.

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A written report of the examination will be sent to the requesting health care practitioner, who will discuss the results with the patient. ➤ Reinforce information given by the patient’s health care provider regarding further testing, treatment, or referral to another health care provider. Answer any questions or address any concerns voiced by the patient or family. ➤ Depending on the results of this procedure, additional testing may be performed to evaluate or monitor progression of the disease process and determine the need for a change in therapy.

Review the procedure with the patient. Inform the patient that specimen collection takes approximately 5 to 10 minutes. Address concerns about pain related to the procedure. Explain to the patient that there may be some discomfort during the venipuncture. ➤ There are no food, fluid, or medication restrictions unless by medical direction. Intratest: ➤ If the patient has a history of severe allergic reaction to latex, care should be taken to avoid the use of equipment containing latex. ➤ Instruct the patient to cooperate fully and to follow directions.

Explain to the patient that there may be some discomfort during the venipuncture. ➤ There are no food, fluid, or medication restrictions unless by medical direction. Intratest: ➤ If the patient has a history of severe allergic reaction to latex, care should be taken to avoid the use of equipment containing latex. ➤ Instruct the patient to cooperate fully and to follow directions. Direct the patient to breathe normally and to avoid unnecessary movement. ➤ Observe standard precautions, and follow the general guidelines in Appendix A.

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